A desktop map of the night sky between the hours 7pm and 5am.
The globe shows the main constellations as they appear in the sky from the Earth's vantage point.
What You Get
1 x Star Globe.
How It Works
Locate the required North or South latitude on the map printed on the box.
Set the dial on the outer right hand rim (West direction) to the selected latitude by winding till the pointer aligns. Melbourne is around 40 degrees South. Each small white mark represents 5 degrees.
Set the date and time - Hold the outer rim (horizon) at North point in the one hand then use other hand to rotate the globe to align the time and date.This can be easier by using your right hand on the bottom section of the globe only as it may be slightly stiff the first time it is rotated. You may need to readjust the latitude after this step as it may move slightly (you might hear clicks as you rotate the globe which is the latitude wheel shifting).
The time line is fixed and the upper and lower section of the globe move together around it.
To identify stars in a certain direction: To stargaze East, look in that direction (use small compass on rim to get orientation if necessary) then hold the starglobe with the E symbol on the outer rim pointing towards you. Repeat for other directions.
If you hold starglobe above your head with the compass facing down you get a general view of the sky's arch. You can locate the direction using the compass points on the rim (horizon). The keychain flashlight can be used at night to read the star globe. The stand allows the star globe to be used as a desk/room ornament when not in use for viewing/identification of the stars.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Age Group||9-10 Years, 11-12 Years, 12+ Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.